According to givemesport.com, Deontay Wilder’s former trainer Harold Knight has told him that fighting Tyson Fury could jeopardize his ‘legacy.’
Tomorrow at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the former WBC heavyweight champion will face the Briton in the first of a three-fight series.
With the former champion reportedly changing things up, including hiring a new coach, Malik Scott, to replace the leaving Mark Breland, Knight believes another Wilder defeat is unthinkable.
And Knight, who has worked with people like Lewis, Scott, and Dillian Whyte, told his former student to always tell the truth.
“So if Malik can keep it business rather than friendship with Wilder, I believe they can do some good things.
“This is business, this is high stakes boxing, this is world championship boxing, legacy is on the line.
“If you are a friend of the guy you train, you are going to tell him what he wants to hear instead of what he needs to hear.
“It does not work like that, not in championship boxing, especially coming off a loss and going into a third fight.
“You want to be going in training camp and say: ‘I like you and respect you but I’m not going to tell you what you want to hear’.”
“This is what I hope Malik has done. Generally you want to eliminate fanboys, you want to have people around you that are going to take you to another level.”
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